This basic training course is an intense gemmological programme that offers an ideal introduction to gemmology over 10 days. The main topics include: identification of gemstones, diamond testing and pearl testing. Successful participants of the final exam will receive the SSEF Basic Gemmologist Diploma.
The aim of this course is to offer participants a broad introduction to gemmology by examining coloured gemstones, diamonds and pearls. Basic gemmological techniques will be learned in order to identify gemstones and their simulants. Students will spend a lot of time working practically on gemstones from the large SSEF collection.
The Basic Gemmology Course (BGC) is designed in two parts. The first part (usually the morning session) will give you an insight into theoretical basics of the course topic. In the second part (usually during the afternoon session) you will be able to do extensive practical work using our gemmological instruments and samples from our large collection. Each participant will receive exhaustive course notes.
Introduction to Gemmology
Identification of rough gemstones using classical instruments
Natural gemstones, synthetics, and artificial products
Gemstone treatments, part 1
Gemstone treatments, part 2
Workshop and practical preparation for the final exam.
Exam for the SSEF Basic Gemmology Diploma.